Rachel Grace Snyder

May 19, 1997 ‒ March 30, 2018

Bellville, Ohio

Now at peace with her Lord and Savior Rachel Grace Snyder passed away unexpectedly on March 30, 2018. She was 20.

Rachel was born on May 19, 1997 to Sonya Arnold and Dan Snyder in Mansfield, Ohio. She attended Mansfield City Schools, Clear Fork Schools, Pioneer Career and Technology, and graduated from Townsend Community School in 2016. While attending school Rachel was involved in Girl Scouts, Marching Princesses, and cheerleading.

Rachel worked at the Waterford during high school and at Macy’s after graduating. Rachel enjoyed music, swimming, singing karaoke with her grandpa, shopping, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family. She always tried to help others and had compassion for special needs individuals, especially her cousin Ryan Monastra, who she dearly loved.

Rachel is survived by her mother Sonya (John) Arnold; her father Daniel W. Snyder Jr.; brothers Danny Snyder and Josh Snyder; grandparents Roger and Shirley Hinz and Constance Moton; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather Daniel W. Snyder Sr.

Rachel’s family will receive friends Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate and a private graveside service will take place at a later date.

Contributions in Rachel’s memory to Taking Root Farms may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Rachel’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com


  • I’m so very sorry to hear about Rachel. My sincere heart felt prayers are going out to the family as well as all those her life touched!!!!!
    My deepest sympathy, Diana Cook…..friend of the family for over 28 yrs

  • Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beatiful daughter. Your entire family is in our daily prayers. Don and Karen Petrasek

  • To my Beautiful Neice just wanted to tell you that I love you and miss you u gave me joy each and every time I saw your face u will always be here in my thoughts and close to my heart I know that you are with My Father God dancing and singing praise of a joyful noise I love you baby girl love Uncle Marcus

  • We are deeply grieved to hear of the loss of your daughter, Rachel. Our prayers are with you during this time of grieving. We may never understand why this has happened, but someday we will fully know. Trust in Our Heavenly Father during this dark time. Praying for His peace and His comfort for each of you .

  • The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18.

    Praying for our entire family. I can’t imagine the pain you must feel as parents. Please cling to the Lord, I promise HE will carry you during this difficult time.

    I have many fond memories of Rachel. She had the biggest heart and a listening ear. I loved our holiday’s and shopping till the wee hours in the morning, freezing and drinking Starbucks and playing games that I made up…..laughing uncontrollably. Rachel always made time to play Barbie’s with our granddaughter Rayme’ every time she visited. The grandchildren loved her dearly. She will surely be missed. I love her and will forever keep her in my heart.

    Rachel was full of Grace…..

    “We can’t know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in the warmth of sunlight’s kiss upon its face before it folds into its fragrance and bids the world good night to rest its beauty in a gentler place. But we can know that nothing that is loved is ever lost and no one who has touched a heart can really pass away because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they’ve been a part.” Ellen Brenneman

    Michelle Whitfield

  • My Dear Sweet Angel, Rachie, I Love you so deeply. I have sat beside a picture of you with me beside you for a long time. You are still beside me my Rachel and in my Heart also !

    I am praying for Your loving Father and Mother and Brothers, along with all of us grieving so over our loss of You !

    Until we meet together in Heaven Sweetheart please know that I am missing You terribly !

  • Sonya, I am so sorry that you’ve experienced a parent’s worst nightmare. My prayers and thoughts are with you, Dan and your families. God bless you

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. We will always remember Rachel singing karaoke with Roger at Castaway Harbor. We will keep your family in our prayers.

  • Hope you take heart in the knowledge that you are in our thoughts and prayers.My
    deepest sympathy goes to you and your family.

  • I have no words to express how sorry I am for your loss of such a loved one…I’ve been blessed for knowing your family for many years. I will say many special prayers for your hearts to heal. I’m sending my love, knowing how hard and hurt you all are feeling.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest sympathy to this wonderful family during this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

  • My heart goes out to the family! Rachel was such a beautiful young lady. I loved being around her from the first time I met her. I am grateful that god gave me the opportunity to you. God bless the family through this very difficult time.

    Karen T

  • Rachel will always hold s special place in my heart. She was one of those students you just love, with her beautiful smile and kind heart, always positive and encouraging. She gave me the nickname ( Ms. Petes) when she was in 6th grade and it stuck, seven years later and most kids don’t know my real name is Ms. Peters. Love and prayers to the family, she will be greatly missed

  • Sonya, Dan, Danny and Josh. I am so sorry to hear about Rachel. My heart is heavy with the thought of your grief. You will be in my thoughts and I am sending comfort to all of you.


  • Sonja and family, I was so sad to hear about the loss of Rachel. I will always remember the little girl in our Girl Scout troop. She was such a beautiful young lady and I will always remember her smile and laugh. My heart is heavy and breaks for your family, prayers for you all

  • Sonya, what a very special young lady. We loved the sparkle in her eye whenever she was by her Grandpa Roger’s side. She was a great part of Castaway. Heaven will love having her.

  • I too share the pain of losing a child, my heart bleeds with compassion for you all. There are no words yet we continue on with grief and memories that make us smile and cry at the same time. Our prayers our thought and our love go out to you all!
    May you find comfort in the arms of our Lord Jesus.

  • My Heart is broken especially for you Jr and Sonya , Danny and Josh and Roger snd Shirley Hinz.

    There are no words to express the sorrow I feel for you, myself and for our whole fsmilies.

    My prayer is for the Holy Spirit to rise up and mount guard on our hearts and minds with the Peace of the Lord Jesus Christ Which Passes All Understanding.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved daughter and sister. May your family be wrapped in the Lord’s arm and surrouned by peace and comfort in this difficult time Prayers for all.

  • Just want to say on behalf of the Kennedy’s & Brown’s, how much “Little Rach” was loved ! She had a beautiful, loving soul, and there is no doubt she is in God’s presence right now! I was graced with her warm smile and embrace, just a couple months ago where I ran into her at Little Ceasers Pizza. We spoke of how we all need to get together again soon…..My favorite memories along with my daughter’s, Aurorra and Alexuss , were Rachel’s Karaoke , she loved to perform, kids swinging on the vine behind the Snyder’s house, Rachel and Aurorra the “matchmakers” , and arranging marriages between the neighborhood kids, Lexy and “little John John”…….Sonya , Jr. , Danny, and Josh, you are loved beyond words , my heart is with you
    always !
    Love, Rebekah

  • We love you so much Rachel. You will always be apart of our family forever. We will cherish our memories with you and we are so thankful to meet such a kind hearted person like you. We want to express our deepest condolences to Sonya, Dan, Josh and Danny. Love,
    The Johnson Family (D’Jla , Dareia, Daren & Jodie)

  • Love you so much Rach , I’ll always keep your memory alive miss you so much!!! Side by side or miles apart a friend like you is always in my heart <3 Thank you for your friend ship you will always be one of my best friends girl!!

  • I was very fortunate to have gotten to know Rachel a couple of years ago, she was such a loving, caring person who cared so much for others. I will never forget her. I’m truly sorry for the enormous loss to her family and many friends. May god be with her parents and brothers during this difficult time.

  • Sonya, Roger & Shirley,
    No words to explain how sorry we are for your loss.
    No words to explain what you are going through.
    Sitting here remembering all the summer days at Castaway with your whole crew there; sitting around the campfire, singing karaoke, or running the golf cart though the fields.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.